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A Message from our Exchange Student in Finland

Just a quick update. I now have just over five weeks left in Finland, Christmas and the new year are fast approaching. The mood here is well, I guess you could say jolly. I was at the Christmas market held every weekend in December leading to Christmas on Saturday. The market is held in the old part of Turku where the roads are cobblestones and the buildings at least one hundred years old. Seeing so many people out in the cold rugged up to do some shopping was pretty cool. It felt like I had gone back in time. I’ve got a packed schedule for the next week including two rotary Christmas dinners and rotary Christmas party. We have had a little bit of snow but it melts within twenty-four hours because it’s just not cold enough to stick around.


The Lapland trip was excellent. We had a slightly modified program because of a lack of snow but it was still a ball. We participated in activities such as husky sled rides, reindeer feeding and sled rides, skiing, sauna and much more.


I will leave you with a few photos from the past couple of weeks.

give my regards to Marion and the club,